Old Stone House of Brooklyn

Old Stone House of Brooklyn Site of the Battle of Brooklyn on August 27, 1776, and home of the team that became the Brooklyn Dodgers. Fri - Sun 12-4, Weekdays by apt. The Old Stone House Building is a reconstruction of the 1699 Vechte-Cortelyou House.

Located in Washington Park, on the border of Park Slope and Gowanus in Brooklyn, it marks the place where the original Dutch farmstead stood and the culminating engagement of the 1776 Battle of Brooklyn took place. It also commemorates the birthplace of the Brooklyn Dodgers. It is a Historic House Trust of New York City site, and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

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Suzi Shelton will be back with us for another round of the Jack & Friends Family Music Playground Series, sponsored by P...
09/13/2021

Suzi Shelton will be back with us for another round of the Jack & Friends Family Music Playground Series, sponsored by Park Slope Parents & Brooklyn Public Library.

Over the next 6 weeks, Suzi will feature a diverse array of guest musicians including trombone, upright bass and fiddle players at this outdoor concert series for families with young children.

This week, meet trombonist T. J. Robinson!
T. J. was born and raised in Charleston, SC and began playing the trombone at age 8. He is now an active freelance musician in New York City and has played with various groups such as the Artie Shaw Band, the Grammy-nominated Manhattan School of Music Afro-Cuban Jazz Orchestra, the acclaimed reggae group Burning Spear, the Revive Big Band, and tours around the world with the group Circular Time.

TJ is also an active member of The Blue Wolf Experience where he plays trombone, percussion, and raps. They are currently touring around the world opening for George Clinton and Parliament Funkadelic. Follow him @timjayrob.

This show is sponsored by the Park Slope Library and Jack & Friends which is presented in celebration of Jack Roberts and his joyful spirit. His friends and family hope you enjoy it.

Please note that in the case of bad weather, the performance will be held online with the Park Slope Library.

Suzi Shelton will be back with us for another round of the Jack & Friends Family Music Playground Series, sponsored by Park Slope Parents & Brooklyn Public Library.

Over the next 6 weeks, Suzi will feature a diverse array of guest musicians including trombone, upright bass and fiddle players at this outdoor concert series for families with young children.

This week, meet trombonist T. J. Robinson!
T. J. was born and raised in Charleston, SC and began playing the trombone at age 8. He is now an active freelance musician in New York City and has played with various groups such as the Artie Shaw Band, the Grammy-nominated Manhattan School of Music Afro-Cuban Jazz Orchestra, the acclaimed reggae group Burning Spear, the Revive Big Band, and tours around the world with the group Circular Time.

TJ is also an active member of The Blue Wolf Experience where he plays trombone, percussion, and raps. They are currently touring around the world opening for George Clinton and Parliament Funkadelic. Follow him @timjayrob.

This show is sponsored by the Park Slope Library and Jack & Friends which is presented in celebration of Jack Roberts and his joyful spirit. His friends and family hope you enjoy it.

Please note that in the case of bad weather, the performance will be held online with the Park Slope Library.

We're 1 month away from the Kings County Fiber Festival! This week, meet some of our wonderful vendors who you'll see on...
09/13/2021

We're 1 month away from the Kings County Fiber Festival! This week, meet some of our wonderful vendors who you'll see on October 9.

Jessica's Rabbits is a Brooklyn brand dedicated to the awesomeness of angoras. Their hand spun yarns are as unique as the rabbit from which they came.

Knits 4 Comfort produces small batch hand-dyed yarn with knitting and crochet kits & accessories.

The Wandering Flock is a contemporary knitwear design studio and hand dyed yarn line based in Brooklyn.

Don't miss today's opening reception for our contemporary exhibition "Land Markings," featuring work by Dennis RedMoon D...
09/12/2021

Don't miss today's opening reception for our contemporary exhibition "Land Markings," featuring work by Dennis RedMoon Darkeem @dennisredmoon , Jeremy Dennis @jeremynative, Ella Mahoney @ellamm12, and Natasha Smoke Santiago @storytellershouse. 4-6pm this afternoon! Photo: Etienne Frossard @etienne_fro

Don't miss today's opening reception for our contemporary exhibition "Land Markings," featuring work by Dennis RedMoon Darkeem @dennisredmoon , Jeremy Dennis @jeremynative, Ella Mahoney @ellamm12, and Natasha Smoke Santiago @storytellershouse. 4-6pm this afternoon! Photo: Etienne Frossard @etienne_fro

Enjoy another free fencing lesson from Ferraiolo Fencing tomorrow 9/12 from 10 am - Noon in front of OSH. All ages are w...
09/11/2021

Enjoy another free fencing lesson from Ferraiolo Fencing tomorrow 9/12 from 10 am - Noon in front of OSH. All ages are welcome! 🤺

Enjoy another free fencing lesson from Ferraiolo Fencing tomorrow 9/12 from 10 am - Noon in front of OSH. All ages are welcome! 🤺

Spot the difference 1970's edition- a lot has changed over 50 years! If you're a long time neighbor, tell us your favori...
09/10/2021

Spot the difference 1970's edition- a lot has changed over 50 years!

If you're a long time neighbor, tell us your favorite memories of Park Slope in the 70's in the comments.

1970's photo from the Center for Brooklyn History collection.

Visit us this weekend to see "Land Markings", a contemporary art exhibition by Dennis RedMoon Darkeem, Jeremy Dennis, El...
09/09/2021

Visit us this weekend to see "Land Markings", a contemporary art exhibition by Dennis RedMoon Darkeem, Jeremy Dennis, Ella Mahoney, & Natasha Smoke Santiago.

Our opening reception (rescheduled from August) will be Sunday 9/12 from 4-6 pm, stop by to meet artist Jeremy Dennis and curator Katherine Gressel while you browse the gallery.

The exhibition discusses the past, present, and future of land use in our area from Indigenous perspectives.
📷 "Garden Wonders" (2019) by Jeremy Dennis.

Visit us this weekend to see "Land Markings", a contemporary art exhibition by Dennis RedMoon Darkeem, Jeremy Dennis, Ella Mahoney, & Natasha Smoke Santiago.

Our opening reception (rescheduled from August) will be Sunday 9/12 from 4-6 pm, stop by to meet artist Jeremy Dennis and curator Katherine Gressel while you browse the gallery.

The exhibition discusses the past, present, and future of land use in our area from Indigenous perspectives.
📷 "Garden Wonders" (2019) by Jeremy Dennis.

We're gearing up for the next Bike Jumble! Get ready to shop NYC's only bicycle flea market this Saturday, September 11 ...
09/08/2021

We're gearing up for the next Bike Jumble!

Get ready to shop NYC's only bicycle flea market this Saturday, September 11 from 10 am -4 pm.

Vendors will be set up along 4th Street & 5th Ave with affordable new and used bikes, parts, and accessories.

We're gearing up for the next Bike Jumble!

Get ready to shop NYC's only bicycle flea market this Saturday, September 11 from 10 am -4 pm.

Vendors will be set up along 4th Street & 5th Ave with affordable new and used bikes, parts, and accessories.

Do you run a small business? Vendor applications for our Fall Bazaar with Brooklyn Pop-Up on 9/18 are open until 9/11, c...
09/08/2021

Do you run a small business? Vendor applications for our Fall Bazaar with Brooklyn Pop-Up on 9/18 are open until 9/11, come join the fun!

https://www.brooklynpop-up.com/pages/old-stone-house-fall-bazaar-vendor-details

📷 by participating vendor There Is Always Time.

Do you run a small business? Vendor applications for our Fall Bazaar with Brooklyn Pop-Up on 9/18 are open until 9/11, come join the fun!

https://www.brooklynpop-up.com/pages/old-stone-house-fall-bazaar-vendor-details

📷 by participating vendor There Is Always Time.

We're thrilled to host two special performances by Bread & Puppet Theater this Friday!Get your tickets for the 2 pm show...
09/07/2021

We're thrilled to host two special performances by Bread & Puppet Theater this Friday!

Get your tickets for the 2 pm show here- https://breadandpuppet.org/product/our-domestic-resurrection-circus-nyc-09-10-2021-2-pm

⁠Though the performance will be outdoors we recommend wearing masks and remind our audience to please practice social distancing as much as possible. Don't forget your favorite picnic blanket!

We're thrilled to host two special performances by Bread & Puppet Theater this Friday!

Get your tickets for the 2 pm show here- https://breadandpuppet.org/product/our-domestic-resurrection-circus-nyc-09-10-2021-2-pm

⁠Though the performance will be outdoors we recommend wearing masks and remind our audience to please practice social distancing as much as possible. Don't forget your favorite picnic blanket!

Join us on Zoom on September 26 at 2 pm for "Leaning into Death", a conversation about changing the way we think about t...
09/06/2021

Join us on Zoom on September 26 at 2 pm for "Leaning into Death", a conversation about changing the way we think about the end of life and some books that are informing this change.

With author David R. Roth, RN and Master of Divinity student Marcy Tardio, & End-of-Life Midwife Martha Roth-Irwin.

Register for free via Eventbrite- https://www.eventbrite.com/e/leaning-into-death-a-brooklyn-book-festival-bookend-event-tickets-169487324149

Join us on Zoom on September 26 at 2 pm for "Leaning into Death", a conversation about changing the way we think about the end of life and some books that are informing this change.

With author David R. Roth, RN and Master of Divinity student Marcy Tardio, & End-of-Life Midwife Martha Roth-Irwin.

Register for free via Eventbrite- https://www.eventbrite.com/e/leaning-into-death-a-brooklyn-book-festival-bookend-event-tickets-169487324149

Do you knit, weave, spin, dye, or crochet? Then the Kings County Fiber Festival is for you! Join in the fun on October 9...
09/06/2021

Do you knit, weave, spin, dye, or crochet? Then the Kings County Fiber Festival is for you! Join in the fun on October 9 when we celebrate the Festival's 10th anniversary with local fiber artists.

Today, meet 2 of our vendors, Clarion Call Fiber Arts & Shirsty Cat Designs.

Clarion Call Fiber Arts is an eco friendly business that hand-spins unique yarns and curates reclaimed yarn from pre-loved sweaters.

Shirsty Cat has created over 250 stunning colorways that will fit any project and offers fun patterns to keep you inspired.

BREAKING NEWS! Our friends from Bread & Puppet are adding a matinee performance at 2 pm on Friday 9/10."Our Domestic Res...
09/05/2021

BREAKING NEWS! Our friends from Bread & Puppet are adding a matinee performance at 2 pm on Friday 9/10.

"Our Domestic Resurrection Circus" includes stilt dancers, paper maché beasts of all sizes, and a riotous brass band to make a raucous, colorful spectacle of protest and celebration.

Tickets for the 2 pm show are on sale now-
https://breadandpuppet.org/product/our-domestic-resurrection-circus-nyc-09-10-2021-2-pm

BREAKING NEWS! Our friends from Bread & Puppet are adding a matinee performance at 2 pm on Friday 9/10.

"Our Domestic Resurrection Circus" includes stilt dancers, paper maché beasts of all sizes, and a riotous brass band to make a raucous, colorful spectacle of protest and celebration.

Tickets for the 2 pm show are on sale now-
https://breadandpuppet.org/product/our-domestic-resurrection-circus-nyc-09-10-2021-2-pm

Our Fall Bazaar with Brooklyn Pop-Up will feature small businesses who create a wide range of unique products for all ag...
09/05/2021

Our Fall Bazaar with Brooklyn Pop-Up will feature small businesses who create a wide range of unique products for all ages; come down to the Park on September 18 from 10 am - 5 pm to shop for the whole family!

You'll find amazing toys, clothing, jewelry, food, art, and more.

Do you run a small business? Apply to be a vendor at the Bazaar by September 11 here- https://www.brooklynpop-up.com/pages/old-stone-house-fall-bazaar-vendor-details

Our Fall Bazaar with Brooklyn Pop-Up will feature small businesses who create a wide range of unique products for all ages; come down to the Park on September 18 from 10 am - 5 pm to shop for the whole family!

You'll find amazing toys, clothing, jewelry, food, art, and more.

Do you run a small business? Apply to be a vendor at the Bazaar by September 11 here- https://www.brooklynpop-up.com/pages/old-stone-house-fall-bazaar-vendor-details

Thank you to all who joined us for the Battle of Brooklyn 18th Century Faire at Green-Wood Cemetery last weekend; especi...
09/04/2021

Thank you to all who joined us for the Battle of Brooklyn 18th Century Faire at Green-Wood Cemetery last weekend; especially our partners who provided wonderful music and skill demonstrations!

Enliven your time by playing Games! Join Book Club Theater for two hours of creative quirk and collaborative mayhem. The...
09/04/2021

Enliven your time by playing Games! Join Book Club Theater for two hours of creative quirk and collaborative mayhem. The session will be held on Sunday 9/12 from 3-5 pm on the OSH Patio.

These games celebrate risk and failure — it’s all Just for Fun. You don’t have to be an expert in performance or a “creative” by trade. In fact: we are all capable of inventing something entertaining or profound in very little time, if we’re properly engaged.

Everyone deserves to have more fun! There’s NO experience necessary, apart from the experience of being a curious person.

While these Games sessions are free to the public, post-class donations are greatly appreciated!

These games are participatory and hands-on. Proof of vaccination is required upon arrival. Suitable for humans ages 18 and up.

Sign up here- https://www.eventbrite.com/e/games-with-book-club-theater-at-osh-tickets-169664618441

Enliven your time by playing Games! Join Book Club Theater for two hours of creative quirk and collaborative mayhem. The session will be held on Sunday 9/12 from 3-5 pm on the OSH Patio.

These games celebrate risk and failure — it’s all Just for Fun. You don’t have to be an expert in performance or a “creative” by trade. In fact: we are all capable of inventing something entertaining or profound in very little time, if we’re properly engaged.

Everyone deserves to have more fun! There’s NO experience necessary, apart from the experience of being a curious person.

While these Games sessions are free to the public, post-class donations are greatly appreciated!

These games are participatory and hands-on. Proof of vaccination is required upon arrival. Suitable for humans ages 18 and up.

Sign up here- https://www.eventbrite.com/e/games-with-book-club-theater-at-osh-tickets-169664618441

Please note: the museum will be closed for a private event tomorrow September 4. We will reopen for visitation on Sunday...
09/03/2021

Please note: the museum will be closed for a private event tomorrow September 4. We will reopen for visitation on Sunday, September 5 from Noon - 4 pm.

Please note: the museum will be closed for a private event tomorrow September 4. We will reopen for visitation on Sunday, September 5 from Noon - 4 pm.

It's September and we're getting ready for our Fall Bazaar with Brooklyn Pop-Up! Join us in the Park on 9/18 from 10 am ...
09/02/2021

It's September and we're getting ready for our Fall Bazaar with Brooklyn Pop-Up!

Join us in the Park on 9/18 from 10 am - 5 pm to shop handmade products from small local businesses.

Photo by participating vendor Zanset Tea Co.

Vendor applications are open until 9/11 here-https://www.brooklynpop-up.com/pages/old-stone-house-fall-bazaar-vendor-details

It's September and we're getting ready for our Fall Bazaar with Brooklyn Pop-Up!

Join us in the Park on 9/18 from 10 am - 5 pm to shop handmade products from small local businesses.

Photo by participating vendor Zanset Tea Co.

Vendor applications are open until 9/11 here-https://www.brooklynpop-up.com/pages/old-stone-house-fall-bazaar-vendor-details

Please note: 4th Ave Yarn Bomb crafting session is cancelled today 9/1 due to heavy rain in the forecast.
09/01/2021

Please note: 4th Ave Yarn Bomb crafting session is cancelled today 9/1 due to heavy rain in the forecast.

Please note: 4th Ave Yarn Bomb crafting session is cancelled today 9/1 due to heavy rain in the forecast.

Come down to 4th Street & 5th Ave on September 11 from 10 am - 4 pm to shop affordable new and used bikes, parts, and ac...
08/31/2021

Come down to 4th Street & 5th Ave on September 11 from 10 am - 4 pm to shop affordable new and used bikes, parts, and accessories from local vendors at NYC’s only bicycle flea market.

Get ready for a new commuting season and spruce up your ride through the park, to work, or school.

This event is outdoors and will be held rain or shine.

Come down to 4th Street & 5th Ave on September 11 from 10 am - 4 pm to shop affordable new and used bikes, parts, and accessories from local vendors at NYC’s only bicycle flea market.

Get ready for a new commuting season and spruce up your ride through the park, to work, or school.

This event is outdoors and will be held rain or shine.

Get your tickets now to join us on September 10 for a special performance from Bread and Puppet Theater!Their new show "...
08/30/2021

Get your tickets now to join us on September 10 for a special performance from Bread and Puppet Theater!

Their new show "Our Domestic Resurrection Circus" is based in the tradition of the circuses that the company began in Vermont in 1970.

Traditional circus tropes are reinterpreted with the help of Bread and Puppet’s distinctive folk iconography to draw attention to the urgent issues of the day. Stilt dancers, paper maché beasts of all sizes, and a Fight-Against-The-End-Of-The-World Brass Band contribute their riotous inspiration to this colorful spectacle of protest and celebration.

After the show Bread and Puppet will serve its famous sourdough rye bread with aioli, and “Cheap Art” – books, posters, postcards, pamphlets and banners from the Bread & Puppet Press – will be for sale.

The show is approximately 1 hour, presented outdoors on the Turf.

Tickets here: https://breadandpuppet.org/product/our-domestic-resurrection-circus-09-10-2021-6-pm

Get your tickets now to join us on September 10 for a special performance from Bread and Puppet Theater!

Their new show "Our Domestic Resurrection Circus" is based in the tradition of the circuses that the company began in Vermont in 1970.

Traditional circus tropes are reinterpreted with the help of Bread and Puppet’s distinctive folk iconography to draw attention to the urgent issues of the day. Stilt dancers, paper maché beasts of all sizes, and a Fight-Against-The-End-Of-The-World Brass Band contribute their riotous inspiration to this colorful spectacle of protest and celebration.

After the show Bread and Puppet will serve its famous sourdough rye bread with aioli, and “Cheap Art” – books, posters, postcards, pamphlets and banners from the Bread & Puppet Press – will be for sale.

The show is approximately 1 hour, presented outdoors on the Turf.

Tickets here: https://breadandpuppet.org/product/our-domestic-resurrection-circus-09-10-2021-6-pm

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336 3rd St
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11215

G or F to 4th Ave/R to Union Street/B63 Bus

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Friday 12pm - 5pm
Saturday 12pm - 4pm
Sunday 12pm - 4pm

Telephone

(718) 768-3195

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My drawing of the Old Stone House is part of the Brooklyn Arts Council Access Art opening Thursday the 3rd and already online!
4/7/2021 Photo credit. Dan Baddiel www.DanBaddielFoto.com
The Headless Horseman depicted in Washington Irving's short story "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow" was inspired by a real-life Hessian soldier who lost his head by cannon fire during this battle. The Battle of White Plains was a battle in the New York campaign of the American Revolutionary War fought on October 28, 1776, near White Plains, New York. Following the retreat of George Washington's Continental Army northward from New York City, British General William Howe landed troops in Westchester County, intending to cut off Washington's escape route. Alerted to this move, Washington retreated farther, establishing a position in the village of White Plains but failed to establish firm control over local high ground. Howe's troops drove Washington's troops from a hill near the village; following this loss, Washington ordered the Americans to retreat farther north. Washington withdrew his army into the hills to the north on the night of October 31, establishing a camp near North Castle. Howe chose not to follow, instead attempting without success to draw Washington out. On November 5, he turned his army south to finish evicting Continental Army troops from Manhattan.
hail hail the Old Stone House of Brooklyn - great zoom call to mark battle week - thx Maggie Weber... well done... and thx Nancy F. Rosenberg and Kimberly Maier.
Washington and his commanders decided to disengage and withdraw. The heavy rains, followed by thick fog, gave the Americans the opportunity to maneuver without being observed by the British. Around noon on the 29th Washington issued orders to the quartermaster in New York “to impress every kind of water craft…that could be kept afloat and that had either sails or oars, and have them all in the east harbor of the city by dark.” The evacuation, conducted in secrecy and silence, began about 8 p.m. that night at Brooklyn Ferry (present-day Fulton Ferry, a site abutting the Brooklyn Bridge and the shortest river crossing between Manhattan and Brooklyn). Washington ordered a rearguard to keep the fires burning atop Brooklyn Heights to dupe the British into believing the Americans remained in camp. Crewing the evacuee-filled rowboats, barges and canoes were peacetime sailors and fishermen from a recently arrived Massachusetts regiment under Colonel John Glover. After muffling the vessels’ oars with cloth, they first transported cannons, ammunition, supplies and horses. Next came the wounded. Then, through the night until just before dawn, they ferried the remaining cold, wet, defeated American soldiers across the river. The last boats pushed off from Brooklyn Ferry at 6 a.m.
the talk by maryland historian owen lourie about the battle was great - now watching he british battle farce. F U N
On July 9, 1776 6PM the Declaration of Independence was read to Washington's troops in Lower Manhattan on the Common (current City Hall), where it was greeted with cheers. The newly elected fourth Provincial Congress met in White Plains on July 9, declared that New York had been a state since April 20, 1775 (the day after Lexington & Concord), and changed its name to the Convention of the Representatives of the State of NY. It approved the Declaration of Independence and wrote directly to John Hancock in Philadelphia to inform him of the vote.
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Is there a schedule for the sprinklers at JJ Byrne Park? We notice they've been off in the evenings, when there is ample sunlight and children still want to use them.
Is there any plan to renovate the JJ Byrne bathrooms? They're so heavily used and are an important community amenity!
UNITED STATES OF AMERICANS - NYC Light Brigade display at the Old Stone House in Brooklyn. #Art #ArtShow #Brooklyn #NewYork #NYC #NYCLightBrigade #OldStoneHouse © Erik McGregor - [email protected] - 917-225-8963